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What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, also known as adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic, progressive condition. It affects the way your body metabolizes glucose (blood sugar), your body’s important source of fuel. With Type 2 Diabetes, your body either resists the effects of insulin — a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells — or doesn’t produce enough insulin to the pancreas to maintain a normal glucose level.

More About Type 2 Diabetes

This condition is more common in adults, however is increasingly affecting children as childhood obesity continues to grow. There’s no cure for Type 2 Diabetes, but you may be able to manage the condition by eating well, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy weight.

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